New England Patriots 2018 NFL mock draft: Projecting the first 3 rounds

3ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: Derrius Guice
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Round 2, Pick No. 63: Tyrell Crosby OT. Oregon

It’s crazy to think that a prospect as good as Tyrell Crosby will be available at Pat’s third selection, but it’s a very true possibility.

With the team losing Nate Soldier to the New York Giants, the Pats would love an elite tackle to anchor the offensive line, and who better than the Oregon senior. Crosby is an excellent mix of weight and size and could become a great anchor to the Patriots offensive line.

Crosby is arguably the most physical tackle in the draft, and he was a great locker room presence for the Ducks. He would undoubtedly be a top 20 pick was it not for missing the 2016 season with a foot injury.

The Oregon graduate proved he was still fantastic in 2017, as he won the best offensive lineman award in the Pac-12 along with being rated the fourth best offensive tackle in FBS according to Pro Football Focus.

If Crosby can improve his pass blocking marginally, he can easily be an elite tackle in this league. If he is available in the backend of the 2nd round like some analysts expect him to be, he could be one of the steals of the draft.